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John R. Mellen

John R. Mellen slipped the bounds of earth on July 9, 2021.

He was born on December 3, 1946 in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late John Robert and Patricia (Treacy) Mellen.

He joined a service family who finally settled in Milan, Ohio. John attended St. Paul Grade School and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1964, attended Bowling Green State University, Served in US Army then returning to Kent State University after service. He worked for Hug Concrete in Norwalk and then Oglesby as a concrete finisher. John was a man for all seasons, camping in National Forests, exploring the sky with his telescope, hiking and photographing the Metroparks, investigating gemology, studying the DOW, and caring for and enjoying his "vehicle".

He is survived by sisters, Patricia of Huron and Mary Monica (BJ) of Marion; brothers, Michael (Nicola) Of Harrogate, England, Joseph (Mary Catherine) of Cincinnati, Mark of Toledo, Peter (MH) of Orlando, Florida and Tim of Huron. He is also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews, Jennifer Mellen of Dayton, Patrick Mellen, New York City, James Mellen (Robin) of Phoenix, Arizona, Travis Granger of Columbus, Maggie Granger of Marion, Alison Granger of Dublin, Ohio, Brendan Mellen of Leeds, England, Michael Frank Mellen of London, Eliot Mellen of Bath, England and Lilianna Mellen of Bath, England; great nephews, Andrew Smolek, Dayton, Brandt and Rory Mellen of Phoenix, Arizona.

Friends may call on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 10:00 am in the St. Anthony's Social Hall until the time of the Memorial Mass at 11:00 am at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 145 S. Center St., Milan. Father Francis Mariadas will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Milan.

Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory Milan Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Special thanks to John's friends: Mike and April and his caring neighbors at Plum Brook Estates.

Memorials may be directed to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 145 S. Center St., Milan, OH 44846